Art and Art History

Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History
Art and Art History

Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History cultivates aesthetic decision making through creative problem solving, critical and analytical thinking, and an understanding of the importance of visual arts in the human experience.


 

The Value of Art in Times of Crisis

In the midst of the latest tragedy in a long history of systemic inequality and the silencing of voices, I struggle with meaningful ways to respond and how I can lend my voice and the voice of the department to conversation and action. And then I realize that throughout the history of Art that is exactly what artists have done. Art communicates ideas, it tells powerful stories and when people spend time with the art, when they reflect, something is passed on.

 Art doesn’t have to be political to be valuable, it just has to help us see the world differently. That is something that it does by definition. Art doesn’t help with the short-term fix (not always), but it does play a role in the long-term solution. Art defines, or reflects, culture.

 We have the resources to do this. Through Art History, Studio and Digital Art we can respond to the world around us and create change.  We need it.

 - Aaron Wilcox

 

ON VIEW IN THE VIRTUAL GALLERY:Art in the Age of Social Distancing

Art in the Age of Social Distancing - A Virtual Gallery Exhibit

UNCW Art Students ~ Spring 2020

During this time of isolation, students around the world have been forced to adjust their studies and try to continue their education in a new way. This exhibition highlights the UNCW Art students by featuring their work that has come from this confusing and stressful time. 
This exhibition also features UNCW Digital Arts Senior Showcase. The images for these students are connected to a link to a website that will allow you to explore virtual reality, 3D modeling, web development/graphic design, technical prototypes, and topographical simulation.

 

 


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Welcome from the Department Chair

The Department of Art and Art History offers degrees in Studio Art, Digital Arts and Art History. We offer a range of classes and experiences that teach students about the importance of art-making, its implications, its history and its potential. This covers everything from ancient Roman Pottery to 3D printing with infinite tangents. Our curriculum is in a constant state of flux as we respond to what is happening in the world around us. We use lecture and seminar rooms; studio facilities for Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics Painting and Drawing; computer labs for Graphic Design and Digital Arts; and gallery and exhibition spaces to provide the students what they need to generate ideas and create solutions. Read more>